Sunday, 5 July 2009
Tuesday, 23 June 2009
Monday, 22 June 2009
they mourn the voice of Iran
but I heard only silence broken
by anguished screams embracing you
as final pumps pushed red horror
from nose and mouth
Neda, unrushed and acquiescing
you seemed to accept your fate
until your eyes revolting
shot upwards to stare
in terminal complaint
You were courageous and beautiful to the end.
Neda Soltani ( Persian: ندا سلطانی ; born 1982, died 20 June 2009; age 26–27)
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Sunday, 21 June 2009
Thanks to Roxanne Ivey for the poem left as a comment in the previous post.
SILENCE, MY SISTER
For every secret sealed in flame,
Each grief engraved without a name,
I'll summon tender truths from shame,
With tears my talisman.
I'll shred the shroud of disbelief
And scatter ashes of relief,
Then weave these words into a wreath
No season can upbraid.
I'll lift the earth into the sky
So fallen stars again will rise;
Your suffering is my battle cry--
You did not die alone.
Saturday, 20 June 2009
Link above not for squeamish - latest from Tehran.
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